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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2017

ELECTION

The City election will be held Tuesday, November 7th for City Commission Seat #1.  Both Precincts 20 (Civic Center) and 60 (Fellowship Baptist Church) will be open at 7:00 am for voting. The election results will be posted after votes are tabulated. The Post Election Audit will be held at 8:30 PM at Precinct 20.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

PAUL ARTHUR – 75

BOB BARNAS – 95

NANCY LINKOUS – 340

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission meetings for November and December have been rescheduled due to the holidays.  November meetings will be November 16th when the newly elected Commissioner will be sworn into office and on November 28th.  There will be only one meeting in December which will be on the 14th.

 

 

 

 

BID – Surplus Property

SURPLUS PUBLIC PROPERTY

The City of High Springs is accepting sealed bids for the following surplus city owned  property:

Single Family Residence

18576 NW 248th Street

High Springs, FL

Tax Parcel #00957-000-000

MINIMUM BID: $16,000

 

Residential Lot with Dilapidated House

505 SE 1st Avenue

High Springs, FL

Tax Parcel #00357-000-000

MINIMUM BID: $8,000 WITH $4,000 CREDIT

                                                TO REMOVE HOME

 

1991 International E1 Fire Truck

 

Sealed bids will be accepted through 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the City Manager’s Office, 23718 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Florida 32643.  Sealed bid envelope should be marked “Surplus Property Bid” .  Only sealed bids will be accepted.  Bids will be opened at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Bid will be awarded to the highest bid over the minimum amount.  Cashier’s Checks accepted as payment.  Buyer is responsible for cost of preparing and recording deed to property.  Property sold “As Is”.  For questions regarding the bid or property, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (386) 454-1416 option 6.

**BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED**

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

AS OF 5:15 THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN RESCINDED.  THE LIFTING OF THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS DUE TO ACCEPTABLE BACTERIOLOGICAL TEST RESULTS AND ACCEPTABLE CHLORINE RESIDUALS.  IF AT ANY TIME THE CHLORINE RESIDUALS CAN NOT BE MAINTAINED, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE WILL BE REINSTATED.  CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL FROM D.E.P.  WATER MAY STILL BE DISCOLORED.

 

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

CHLORINE LEVELS ARE BECOMING STABLE.  FIRST SET OF TESTS WAS TAKEN 10/17/17 AND THE RESULTS ARE PROMISING.  WAITING FOR RESULTS OF SECOND TEST WHICH ARE DUE TODAY.  IF THE SECOND TEST IS ACCEPTABLE, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE MAY BE RESCINDED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER 5:00 PM TODAY FOR RESULTS.

UPDATE: 10/18/2018

WATER MONITORING CONTINUES.  BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS TO BE COMPLETED TODAY. TEST RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW AFTER 5:00 PM, RESULTS WILL BE POSTED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE CONTINUES.

UPDATE: 10/17/2017

LOCAL MONITORING INDICATE CHLORINE LEVELS RISING.  FIRST IN A SET OF TWO BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW.  RESULTS WILL BE POSTED WHEN RECEIVED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE IS STILL IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME.

UPDATE: 10/16/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

UPDATE: 10/13/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

 

Due to recent events of flooding due to Hurricane Irma, the aquifer has been effected.  Over the last several weeks, City of High Springs was able to maintain the appropriate chlorine residuals to treat the water.  As of 9:00 am October 3rd, we are unable to maintain the appropriate levels and have issued a “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” to residents.  City staff will be flushing and treating the system to address the issue.

Boil water until further notice.  NOTICE WILL BE SENT VIA NIXEL AND ONLINE WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED.

 

What to Do During a Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)
When a PBWN is issued, a rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to render water used
for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes microbiologically safe, free
of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Tap water can be disinfected by adding 8 drops of unscented household bleach (4 – 6 % active
ingredients) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for a minimum
period of 30 minutes.
Note: Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30 minute contact time. Also, other approved
chemical disinfectants are available at stores that sell camping and hiking supplies.

Boil Water Notice Guidelines for Florida’s Food Industry- issued June 1, 2011 by the Florida
Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Business and Professional Regulation and Health
[.pdf 72KB ]

FEMA Assistance

FEMA  Disaster Survivor Assistance Team In High Springs

 

A Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] Team will be at the High Springs Branch Library [23779 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Fl, 32643] on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Team will be assisting with registration only in the Individual Assistance Program for residents that suffered damage to their homes and property during Hurricane Irma.

The Individual Assistance Program can provide financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means. These forms of help are available:

  • Housing Assistance (including Temporary Housing, Repair, Replacement, and Semi-Permanent or Permanent Housing Construction) and
  • Other Needs Assistance (including personal property and other items)

Please have the following information available to complete the registration process:

Social Security Number (SSN)

  • The primary applicant’s SSN or
  • The SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien.(NOTE: If you, your co-applicant, or a minor child in the household are a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or a Qualified Alien and do not have a social security number, FEMA will not be able to complete a registration. The Social Security number is required for Identity Verification purposes.)

    If registering for a business, the SSN of the person responsible for the business is required.

    Financial information

  • Family’s total gross household income at the time of the disaster.Contact Information
  • Address and phone number of damaged dwelling.
  • Current mailing address and phone numbers where you can be contacted.Insurance Information
  • Identify the types of insurance coverage you have.Pen and Paper

To record Registration ID number.

Electronic Funds Transfer/Direct Deposit Information

  • Institution Name
  • Type of account
  • Routing and account numberIf you need further information or assistance:

    Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

    Call FEMA’s Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS

BOARD/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

 

The City of High Springs is currently accepting applications for appointment to the following Boards and Committees:

 

Plan Board- 2 Positions

Members will review amendments to the land use and zoning maps; review and recommend developments; hear and consider code variances.

 

Code Enforcement Board – 3 Positions

Members review cases and determine compliance with city codes; hear testimony; declare fines and/or corrective measures allowed by law.

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Bd. – 2 Positions and 1 Alternate Position

Members needed for a recreation advisory committee to inventor and survey current and future recreation needs.

 

Applications may be obtained Monday through Thursday, 7:30 – 6:00, from City Hall, 23718 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Florida 32643.  To be appointed, applicants must be a resident of the City of High Springs. The High Springs City Commission will make appointments of the successful applicants at the November 16, 2017 Reorganization Meeting.

Youth Soccer: Week 1 games cancelled

YOUTH SOCCER UPDATE
 
It has been agreed by ACTFOR members that the first week’s SOCCER games be cancelled.
The rest of the season will proceed as planned. We are just removing the first weekend of play.
 
The schedule will be sent out next week.
 
THE FIRST WEEK OF GAMES WILL BE HELD HERE IN HIGH SPRINGS NEXT SATURDAY 9/23/17.